Independence Day

       As I write this, I am with my family, driving through British Columbia on the Alaskan Highway.  It feels a little odd to spend Independence Day in Canada, but yet, even here, I am reminded of the great price that was paid for our freedom.  You see, during World War II, the Americans were afraid that the Japanese would invade Alaska.  The Americans needed a way to transport troops and supplies to Alaska, so they built  the Alaskan Highway in 1942.  The road begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and covers approximately 1200 miles by the time it reaches Alaska.  In spite of cold weather, lack of food, and extremely difficult terrain, the road was finished in about nine months.  The spirit shown by the men who built this road is the spirit of the American people, a spirit that, against all odds, inspires us to fight for freedom.  

       It is the same spirit that made our forefathers fight to make this country free, and also to keep it free.  It is the spirit that says, with Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”  It is the spirit that inspires us to fight to keep this country free from tyranny, and it is the spirit that makes us declare that we are still “One nation under God.”

       If you are an American, you are blessed to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth.  So while you watch fireworks and eat watermelon, remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.  And most of all, remember the One who gave his life so that, regardless of where we live, we can be free forever (John 3:16)!


  1. Thank God for all the blessings He has poured out in this nation! And may God have mercy on us as those in power turn their backs on Him. We can praise God for the freedom we have. Oh that we would redeem the time that we have while this freedom still exists: and even if it is taken from us!

  2. Love this post. So often we take our freedom for granted. It's good to be reminded what a mighty God we serve. Keep striving to do whats right. IN GOD WE STILL TRUST.

  3. Yes, we must all realize that America would not be a realization today had it not been for men who were faithfully following God.

  4. I am extremely thankful for our soldiers and our (many of them were) Godly founding fathers. Without them and God's blessing, our nation would be non-existent.


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